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Polyester carpeting (about $1-$4 per sq. ft.) and other synthetics are solution-dyed, so they repel stains and resist fading better than wool and yarn-dyed nylon. But it doesn't hold up as well as nylon in busy rooms and may crush permanently under furniture legs. Bottom line: Good for spill-prone spaces, like playrooms. | Photo: Courtesy of Home Depot | thisoldhouse.com

All About Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

It's warm, cozy, and soft underfoot—and there's a type to suit most rooms in your home. Here's how to choose the right carpet

The most fade-resistant carpet fiber, polypropy-lene, also called olefin (about 50 cents-$2 per sq. ft.), is often used in indoor-outdoor rugs. It's a decent choice for sunny spaces. Click here to find out where--and where not-- to use it. | Photo: Courtesy of Home Depot | thisoldhouse.com

All About Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

The most fade-resistant carpet fiber, polypropy-lene, also called olefin (about 50 cents-$2 per sq. ft.), is often used in indoor-outdoor rugs. It's a decent choice for sunny spaces. Click here to find out where--and where not-- to use it. | Photo: Courtesy of Home Depot | thisoldhouse.com

Do you know which carpet is best for each room of your house? Get tips from Martha Stewart.

Living Carpet Collection

Learn about the Martha Stewart Living Carpet Collection at Home Depot, which features recycled nylon and 123 colors.

martha carpet in "wild turkey" color (taupe tan/grey). This is the Winterthur pattern, but we r looking at Lindenwald II pattern for bedrooms.

Martha Stewart Living, Winterthur Wild Turkey - 6 in. Take Home Carpet Sample, 904219 at The Home Depot - Tablet. and floor stairs.

Step Stool

Used in turn-of-the-century kitchens to access high cabinets, portable wood stairs are still valued for their utility. Given a fiery paint job, this one becomes a showpiece, too.

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All About Pro-Style Ranges

You don't need to be an Iron Chef to fall for the allure of a pro-style cooker. Pick the right one for your space, cooking style, and budget

DIY: HOW TO STRIP OLD PAINT... THE RIGHT WAY! The right way to strip furniture of old paint, and turn tag-sale trash into treasures. | Photo: Mark Weiss | thisoldhouse.com

Strip Furniture of Old Paint

Check out these polyurethane stats so that you'll know before you begin your project. | thisoldhouse.com

All About Polyurethane

Use this guide to learn more about choosing and using polyurethane, the toughest of the clear finishes.

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